Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell made headlines last week for having another concerning health episode.
McConnell’s repeated health problems are raising questions about whether he is fit for office, especially given his important role as Senate Minority Leader.
But Mitch McConnell could not believe his ears after hearing these scathing remarks.
Many politicians and political experts are calling for major changes in American politics
In recent weeks, many politicians and political experts have called on Congress to consider age limits due to some embarrassing moments that occurred in the Senate.
Senator Mitch McConnell has had multiple health episodes where he awkwardly pauses during the middle of a speech.
This is particularly concerning given McConnell’s role as Senate Minority leader.
Likewise, 90-year-old Senator Diane Feinstein of California has had her share of senior moments, including a recent fall that has disabled her for the foreseeable future.
One politician in particular who has called on the Senate to make some major changes is New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu.
Last Thursday on CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront, Sununu claimed that “Senator McConnell has done a phenomenal job. I think as you said rightly so it’s all a concern. Everyone wants the best for him. This is a guy who works incredibly hard.”
“But when you have multiple episodes like this, his age is involved and there’s something else there,” he added. “As the doctor just mentioned, two episodes in five weeks, so I think he and his staff are going to have to have a hard discussion about it.”
Sununu concluded his segment by saying that “age is playing a role in Washington right now and not in a positive way, unfortunately. So there’s just an opportunity here to say, okay, no hard feelings, it’s health, age, we’ve got to move you out of a leadership position and bring another voice in. There are lots of folks that can do these jobs. And these folks have done a very good job for their constituents and the country, but we say thank you and bring in some new leadership.”
Chris Sununu is not alone in his calls for changes in the Senate.
In fact, many political experts and pundits are calling for age limits in the Senate, regardless of health status.
Age limits would do little to fix the problems plaguing the United States Senate
Although age limits may prevent these sorts of senior moments from happening, they would do little to alleviate the problems facing the United States Senate.
The problem with age limits is that they would prevent senior citizens who function at full capacity from serving their nation as Senators, which goes against everything America stands for.
It is young people who often pose a risk to Congress, as they are inexperienced and typically represent the radical Left.
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